The barn owl is instantly recognisable with its heart-shaped face, buff back and wings and pure white chest. Sadly barn owl numbers have fallen by over 50% since 1932. Cotswold Water Park is a great place to see them – their preferred hunting places are open county, along field edges and river banks. The best time of day to be on the look out is at dusk when they are out hunting for voles, shrews and wood mice. This amazing photo was taken by local wildlife photographer Dave Soons.
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